This ETF offers daily leveraged exposure to an index consisting of stocks engaged in various aspects of the natural gas industry, including exploration and production companies and firms that transport energy commodities. As a leveraged ETF with a daily reset feature, GASL is generally inappropriate for investors with a long time horizon and interest in building a long-term portfolio. This fund's utility will be with risk tolerant investors looking to establish a shorter-term tactical tilt towards the natural gas industry. Part of the reason that GASL is inappropriate for long-term portfolios is the daily reset feature; this fund will deliver 200% exposure to the related index over a single trading session only, and the effective amplification can vary significantly if held for a longer or shorter stretch. GASL can still be used effectively over various holding periods; investors must simply be aware of the nuances of leveraged exposure and be willing and able to monitor a position regularly and potentially rebalance as needed. Investors looking for non-leveraged exposure to natural gas stocks might take a look at FCG, while those looking to place a leveraged bet against this sector will want to consider GASX.
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This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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